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    Will this approach winterize our pool ?

    Hi again......power failure is more likely in our area than a pump failure. Probably a good idea to buy and store away another pump/motor....just in case. Ours is 230V. So, my next brilliant idea is to build a large, well insulated, cardboard box, big enough to encapsulate the filter tank and...
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    Will this approach winterize our pool ?

    Hi Allen, yes, pump runs OK and lots of water out of the 2 return jets. Upon further reflection....this may not be the EZ solution I had hoped for. Lots of fir trees close to the pool. Skimmer helps a lot. So for now.....I keep things as they are until weather forecast is for high 20's and...
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    Will this approach winterize our pool ?

    In ground pool in Southern Oregon: I have in the past... kept the water level high and done nothing but use a freeze control on our circulation pump timer....to keep the water from freezing. I thought, this year, to lower the water level below the skimmer....close off the diverter valve in the...
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    How can I use dye to check bottom main drain....for leak ?

    Hi again Pat......used a long piece of drip tubing attached to a weight to place it next to main drain. Added food dye and blew it towards drain. Nothing obvious. Might have used too much. Did you dilute your dye ? Also crawled around pool and squirted dye close to tiles....pool level was up...
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    How can I use dye to check bottom main drain....for leak ?

    Hi Dave S....Yes, I agree and have been putting it off for some unknown reason.....but I will do this. Eventually. Hi Pat......that is a great idea. Forget the cinder block.
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    How can I use dye to check bottom main drain....for leak ?

    Thanks, I have filled pool to top of tiles and plan to check soon. So....do the dye drops go on top of the water to drift where they may....or do drops get squeezed under water ? PS: Water temps have been in the mid 70's for 2 months. And I am buying a cinder block today.
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    How can I use dye to check bottom main drain....for leak ?

    Pat......Yes a cinder block would be better than the 10# dumbell I used to no avail. Dave S......I have been using another method, other than the 24 hr bucket test: Each day at 0800 I open the skimmer lid and use a ruler, both inches and cm, and measure depth from a known mark in the skimmer...
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    How can I use dye to check bottom main drain....for leak ?

    Been losing 1/2 inch, occasionally 3/4 inch leak in our 15K gallon in-ground pool. Used dye around skimmer, return jets, light, Polaris connection. Nothing. Tried main drain today, but I could not get down easily to squirt dye. Kept floating up and disturbing water/dye. Do I need a weighted...
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    In ground incandescent pool light burns out....every 12 to 18 months

    10-4 and yes, the electrician will be licensed and experienced.
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    In ground incandescent pool light burns out....every 12 to 18 months

    Too inept to post a picture. Sounds like it can be done..... so I will have an electrician do it. Thanks to all for the help
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    In ground incandescent pool light burns out....every 12 to 18 months

    Incandescent light bulb replaced as per the past. I read on another forum today that a pool owner put a dimmer on his light...dimmed it down 10% and it lasted twice as long. Does anyone have a method for me...or an electrician, to interpose a dimmer switch? TIA.
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    In ground incandescent pool light burns out....every 12 to 18 months

    10-4. I don't do the job. Local does it @ $85 visit. I watched him do it twice. Not easy for a dunce like me. Gasket and screw adjustment tricks not for me.
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    In ground incandescent pool light burns out....every 12 to 18 months

    Thank you for the info. I seem to dimly recall (pun) asking techs 3-4 years ago about LED bulbs and being told there were in the $150 range and not bright enough.... and that is why I chose incandescent. So now I see a $60 LED bulb on Amazon: Happox, 50w, 5000 lumens, 6000 kelvins, OSRAM...
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    In ground incandescent pool light burns out....every 12 to 18 months

    Pool tech is coming to replace. He said there is probably an electrical issue as light should last longer. Our light is the $20, 500 watt type. It is on a timer and runs about 8 pm to 10 pm and 4 am to 7 am, seven days. 1825 hours/year. So....is that about the life span for this bulb ...
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    Pentair Legend LL 105G needs some help and parts recommendations......

    A local pool service store repaired the Pentair for $100 and it works great......